Monday, April 04, 2005

Songs as Outlines

Qwantz came up with a brain-eating way to think about songs. Process Girl is going to love this.
totally just invented the best format for music EVER

Here is the Ghostbusters theme song in list format.

* Things I ain't afraid of:
    o no ghost

* Strange things in the neighbourhood (partial list):
    o seeing things running through head
    o invisible man sleeping in bed

* Things that make me feel good:
    o bustin'

* Who you gonna call:
    o Ghostbusters
    o I can't hear you
    o Louder
It's a reaction to pseudo-organizizing on par with "The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation" and and Edward Tufte's classic essay, "The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint." The huge response has included over 1500 sometimes-inspired comments on the original post, silly Java programs,
public class BeerSong{
public static void main(String[] args){
int beerNum=99;
String word="bottles";

while (beerNum >0) { ...
and a new Live Journal community which is continuing the outline fun:
Word up

Target audience:
  • All the boys and girls
  • Pretty ladies around the world
  • Brothers
  • Sisters
  • Your momma, too
  • Sucka DJs who think [they're] fly

  • Music (we can use it)

  • What to do:
  • Wave your hands in the air
          • like you don't care ...
  • I got infected by the meme, too. Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World:"

    Don't know
    * much [about]
        • history
        • biology
        • a science book
        • the French I took
        • geography
        • trigonometry
        • algebra
    * what it's for
        • a slide rule

    Do know
    * I love you
    * one and one is two

    Claims explicitly rejected
    * to be an "A" student

    * I can win your love for me
        • by being an "A" student baby

    Conditions under which a wonderful world this would be
    * you love me too
    * this one could be with you

    (via Boing Boing)


    Blogger chi_town_chica said...

    I love it!

    2:09 PM  

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